Deputy Sheriff Bobby Ray Franks

Deputy Sheriff Bobby Ray Franks

Houston County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 23, 2002

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Bobby Ray Franks

Deputy Bobby Franks was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting at the scene of a minor accident on U.S. Highway 287.

Deputy Franks was out of his patrol car helping the driver of a car that had hydroplaned when he was struck by a northbound vehicle.

Deputy Franks had been employed with the 8-person Houston County Sheriff's Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, three step-sons, seven grandchildren, three brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 77

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Deputy Sheriff Franks,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 23, 2022

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